“Hi CofI-Alan, Thanks for the feedback on the blogs, much appreciated. DirSync will ignore Azure AD cloud managed accounts that are not present in the on-premises AD. You would have to take action to get those moved.”
“Hi Ajay, Good question. The time I quoted is for switching the domain back to standard. Even though it is dependent on the number of users, it doesn't include time to actually synchronize passwords as that was expected to have been done already.”
“Hi ksyoung, the article does talk about using password sync as a backup for ADFS. Just search this page for the word "backup".”
“Hi Julian, the cloud identity model described above is our solution for fully managing users in the cloud.”
“Hello dstamenkovic, I understand that you have 15,000 users in Office 365 as cloud identities and you want to move them to an on-premises Active Directory. There isn't an automatic sync in this scenario, but you can use PowerShell to export the users from Azure AD and create them in your on-premises AD. Then you can sync them using DirSync and use soft match to line them up the first time around. Details of the PowerShell needed are described here http://blogs.technet.com/b/thomas_ashworth/archive/2012/04/11/get-an-office-365-user-statistics-report.aspx
“Hi zimbonz, I talk about this and the soft match that you probably need in another blog post here: http://blogs.office.com/2014/05/13/choosing-a-sign-in-model-for-office-365/
Hope this helps. Regards, Paul”
“Hi Pabke, Alternate Login ID is how the on-premises identity is represented to Office 365 for sign-in. Since the cloud identity model doesn't have any on-premises directory this is not applicable. This is why there are no posts about it.
“Hi Tyson, this post is all about DirSync and what you can do with it. We will have a later post coming that is all about AF FS.”
In short yes. If you are using Windows Azure Active Directory for another SAAS application then that application can benefit from the SAML federation described in this article.
“@jacobp There isn't any more information available other than what is in the FAQ on this page. The OWA for iPhone/iPad is not currently compatible with Multi-Factor Authentication. But thank you for the feedback.
To help organizations adopt Office 365 easier and integrate with their existing Identity solutions we wanted to tell customers about the Works with Office 365-Identity program, which provides testing and qualification of third-party identity providers with Office 365. Office 365 uses Windows Azure Active Directory for identity management and through this includes directory synchronization and federation. Read on to learn more about identity options for Office 365.